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Need some advise on paint work

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rathwell0327, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Feb 10, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    rathwell0327

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    My neighbor thought he was being nice this morning by snow blowing my driveway for me, but just cost me some paint work to my truck. There are two about 4 inch scratches on the passenger side of my truck, one on each door. It is at the auto detail shop right now, but they both look to be down to the primer. My question is the color of the Tacoma is SWB and i know it is not easy to paint, so i was wondering if anybody at paint work done to a SWB Tacoma that could pass on some advise to me.
     
  2. Feb 11, 2011 at 5:15 AM
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    Wattapunk

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    It may not be as bad as you think once you get the truck back. Some detail shop does wonders. My wifes CRV had major hail damage with door dings/scratches that I thought was down to primer but a mobile PDR guy came and fixed/buffed and that I can't even see anymore. Worse case is go to the dealership to get some touchup paint. Try searching in the Detailing forum here. There are some good DIY products/info there.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2011 at 5:35 AM
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    Dadic 78

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    That's unfortunate to hear man... Well, as a SWB owner, and a body shop manager, I can tell you that if you're down to primer, you're going to need it repainted. There's likely a small dent there too if the scratch is coming from a snow blower.

    Check with your insurance company what your deductible is on a paint claim, and go ahead and get the work done. It doesn't affect your insurance rates, which is the good part. However, fishing out $300 sucks!

    I noticed you're in Ontario... I just moved from Kitchener to Edmonton after Christmas. If you're in the Guelph area, go to Golden Triangle Collision, and tell them Fil Dadic sent you. They'll take care of ya. I ran the paint shop there. Good shop, with good guys, and spectacular customer service.
     
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